HCT & PhD Debates Session 3 – The Female Body Politic: Re-modelling The Book of the City of Ladies

HCT & PhD Debates: History in Translation Session 3: The Female Body Politic: Re-modelling The Book of the City of LadiesGuest speaker: Penelope HaralambidouThursday 13 February | 4:00–6:00 pm | 32 Bedford Square (First Floor Back) “The paper will present my practice/drawing-led research, which focuses on two works by French late medieval author Christine de… Continue reading HCT & PhD Debates Session 3 – The Female Body Politic: Re-modelling The Book of the City of Ladies

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HCT & PhD Debates Session 2 – Animals, Architecture, and the Critique of Modernity

Massimo Scolari, The Solitary Sparrow, 1974

HCT & PhD Debates: History in Translation Session 2: Animals, Architecture, and the Critique of ModernityGuest speaker: Kostas TsiambaosThursday 30 January | 4:00–6:00 pm | 32 Bedford Square (First Floor Back) Although the representations of animals in architecture since 1900 receded, as positivism and functionalism prevailed, one can still notice various representations of animals in the work… Continue reading HCT & PhD Debates Session 2 – Animals, Architecture, and the Critique of Modernity

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HCT & PhD Debates Session 1 – Geo-aesthetics of the Anthropocene

View of a Coal Seam on the Island of Labuan (engraved by L.C. Heath & lithographed by C.W. Giles, 1847)

HCT & PhD Debates: History in Translation Session 1: Geo-aesthetics of the AnthropoceneGuest speaker: Eray ÇaylıThursday 23 January | 4:00–6:00 pm | 32 Bedford Square (First Floor Back) This seminar will explore aesthetics as central to the various issues debated today under the rubric of the Anthropocene. It will do so especially by attending to… Continue reading HCT & PhD Debates Session 1 – Geo-aesthetics of the Anthropocene

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MA History and Critical Thinking Symposium

THE PROBLEM OF WRITING ‘Writers, as Proust says, invent a new language within language, a foreign language, as it were. They bring to light new grammatical or syntactical powers.’ Gilles Deleuze Friday 11 May 2018 | 3.30 – 7.30pm | AA Lecture Hall   Speakers: Yve Lomax | Visual artist and writer | Nearness, demand Lucie Mercier… Continue reading MA History and Critical Thinking Symposium

MA HCT & PhD History and Language Open Debate Series

Public Seminar hosted by the MA History and Critical Thinking and PhD Programmes Open Debate 4 On Writing Guest Speaker: Emmanouil Stavrakakis  Friday 2 March | 12.00pm | HCT Room One cannot think of or address the issue of history and language without thinking of writing. Writing neither belongs nor serves history or language. It forms… Continue reading MA HCT & PhD History and Language Open Debate Series

MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series

Marina Lathouri and Guest Speakers Open Debate 3 Forays in Spacing: Nature, Technics, Trace Guest speaker: Georgios Tsagdis Friday 23 February | 4:00pm | HCT Room Half a century after the three-fold announcement of the logic of the trace in Derrida’s Of Grammatology, Voice and Phenomenon and Writing and Difference the constructive potential of deconstruction… Continue reading MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series

MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series

Marina Lathouri and Guest Speakers Debate 2 Arguments in bad faith; is truth dead? Guest speaker: Tim Benton Friday 16 February | 11:00am | 33 FFB A discussion of false or contradictory arguments among proponents of the Modern Movement and their critics Readings: Perelman, Chaïm. The Realm of Rhetoric.  Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre… Continue reading MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series

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MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series

Marina Lathouri and Guest Speakers Debate 1 Ex Libris: Novel Architecture Guest speaker: Mark Morris Friday 2 February | 11:30am | HCT Room This talk examines the ways in which architecture is treated in fiction, specifically its role in the novel where descriptions of the built environment exceed the function of providing a setting. We will… Continue reading MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series

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HCT/PhD joint seminar on History

Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Seminar Date: 01/12/2017 Time: 10:00am Venue: 4 Morwell street, 1st Floor On Friday 1st of December at 10:00am, seven PhD students will be presenting to the MA History and Critical Thinking students aspects of the work of seven historians, or better, seven modes of approaching and writing… Continue reading HCT/PhD joint seminar on History

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‘Drawing Matter’ seminar with Tina di Carlo

This three-day workshop will draw on the collection of Drawing Matter to use drawing as a pedagogical tool, to reveal a historiography and a critical approach and method. Drawings, their collection and exhibition, will be considered as modes of thinking, in the materiality, as they convey information, techniques, ideas and attitudes about architecture and the… Continue reading ‘Drawing Matter’ seminar with Tina di Carlo

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1960s: ‘Avant-Garde’ Roots, Function. A Terminological Approach

Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 17/3/2017 Time: 14:00 Venue: 37 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible… Continue reading 1960s: ‘Avant-Garde’ Roots, Function. A Terminological Approach

The Politics of Violence as/against/through Architecture

Turkey installs the “Modular Border Security System” along its border with Syria (Ömer Ürer, 26.04.2016)

Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 10/3/2017 Time: 10:00:00 Venue: 37 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible… Continue reading The Politics of Violence as/against/through Architecture

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Flat White: incipient Modernist architecture in late Wilhelmine Germany

Heinrich Tessenow, Alexander von Salzmann, Festspielhaus, Dresden-Hellerau, Germany. Views of interior of the Festival Hall, looking towards the stage (north) and towards the audience (south), (1913). Source: ‘Das junge Hellerau’, in Bildunsanstalt Jaques-Dalcroze (ed.) Der Rhythmus. Ein Jahrbuch (Jena, 1913).

Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 3/3/2017 Time: 11:00:00 Venue: 33 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible… Continue reading Flat White: incipient Modernist architecture in late Wilhelmine Germany

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Alberti’s Media Lab

Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 17/2/2017 Time: 11:00:00 Venue: 33 FFB HCT Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible… Continue reading Alberti’s Media Lab

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MA HCT/Projective Cities/Media Practicies Seminar

  Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT Debates Date: 10/2/2017 Time: 10:00:00 Venue: 32 First Floor Back, Architectural Association London HCT Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the… Continue reading MA HCT/Projective Cities/Media Practicies Seminar

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MA HCT Seminar: Niloofar Kakhi (Image: Tehran, 2014. Courtesy of Fazel Khakbaz)

Tehran, 2014. Courtesy of Fazel Khakbaz.

MA HCT Programme Date: 07/12/2016 Time: 10:00 a.m Venue: T.B.C. (Organised and hosted by the MA History and Critical Thinking Programme) Niloo Khakhi: “History from Below.” ‘New History is history written in deliberate reaction against the traditional paradigm’ and changes the focal point of the historical enquiry; from the national and international, to local, from the… Continue reading MA HCT Seminar: Niloofar Kakhi (Image: Tehran, 2014. Courtesy of Fazel Khakbaz)

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Design by words

Workshop on reading and writing with Fabrizio Gallanti and Marina Lathouri In this intensive workshop, writing is considered as practice of thinking and a tool to communicate ideas in a clear and direct way, moving away from the complexities of architectural jargon and academic writing. The objective is to introduce the students to formats and… Continue reading Design by words

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HCT Debates: Nadir Lahiji

Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT Debates: Dis-locutions, the architectural and the political Date: 18/3/2016 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: New Soft Room HCT Debates: Dis-locutions, the architectural and the political The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and… Continue reading HCT Debates: Nadir Lahiji

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PhD / MA HCT Programme: Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Cover Site Journal published by S.O. Wallenstein / 33.2013

PhD / MA HCT Programme Date: 14/3/2016 Time: 18:00:00 Venue: New Soft Room (Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri)   Sven-Olov Wallenstein: Architecture and the Possibility of Critical Theory The talk explores the possibility of developing a critical theory of architecture that takes into account the critique of dialectics that has been a commonplace in… Continue reading PhD / MA HCT Programme: Sven-Olov Wallenstein

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HCT Debates: Nina Power

    Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT Debates: Dis-locutions, the architectural and the political Date: 11/3/2016 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: New Soft Room HCT Debates: Dis-locutions, the architectural and the political The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with… Continue reading HCT Debates: Nina Power

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HCT Debates: Jorella Andrews

Robert Smithson, installation view, Cayuga Salt Mine Project exhibited at Cornell University, 1969

The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments.

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HCT Debates: Ines Weizman

Customs House, Photographer Ortrun Bargholz @2014

This talk will present the story of a customs house in the Golan Heights to which locals refer as ‘Bauhaus’.

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HCT Debates: Maria Theodorou

The British philosopher Bertrand Russell advocates for an architecture reform, in his “Architecture and Social Questions”

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HCT Debates: Marco Ferrari

foto: Elena Paca, former MA HCT student

The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments.

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Lecture / Seminar with Mario Carpo

Alberti, Della pittura, diagram visual pyramid, 1435

Alberti’s media technologies: the invention of perspective, of design notations and 3d copies

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Panel

Pedro Alonso Panel Series: MA History and Critical Thinking Lecture Series Date: 26/2/2015 Time: 12:00:00 Venue: 32 First Floor Back Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Although largely marginal within official accounts of modern architecture, during the second half of the twentieth century the development of large concrete panel systems was central to debates about… Continue reading Panel

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HCT Debate

Adrian Lahoud Scale Series: MA History and Critical Thinking Debates: Dis-Locutions: Architecture and the Political Organised Date: 27/2/2015 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: New Soft Room Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri, John Palmesino and Douglas Spencer Modernity is a story about how forms of calculation grew across the world allowing more things to be measured, exchanged,… Continue reading HCT Debate

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4-8 November 2013 – Lunch Time Recitals

As part of the MA History and Critical Thinking Events on Architecture Books and Writing, the Lunch Time Recitals given by the MA students place emphasis on the act of reciting and reading. Voices and words become

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